Geschichten aus einem vergangenen Land

Author: Jörg Brüggemann

Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub


Category: Photography

Page: 285

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Catalog of the exhibition by the same name held at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 13. Aug.- 13. Sept. 2009 showing photography by five East German photographers, Sibylle Bergmann, Ute and Werner Mahler, Maurice Weiss and Harald Hauswald who later went on to form Ostkreuz, a photography agency. Culled from the first-class inventory of the Agency, presents a highly humanistic view of how the colleagues saw East Germany, the subtleties and nuances of life in the GDR, and highlighting personal elements of this country which are often overlooked in history lessons (everyday life, work, and people of the GDR; photos of dissidents meeting; photos of Communist parades; fashion photographs) In total, about a dozen different photographic stories are told, as seen through the cameras of these five photographers, dating from 1972 onward, and offering an authentic and unadorned tale of a country that no longer exists but is preserved in these photographs.

Berlin Bodies

Anatomizing the Streets of the City

Author: Stephen Barber

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780237677

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 404

The capital of Germany and home to 3.5 million people, Berlin has one the most fascinating histories in all of Europe. At end of the nineteenth century it rapidly developed into a major urban center, and today it is a site where the scars of history sit alongside ultra-modern urban developments. It is a place where people have figured in an especially intimate relationship with the wider fabric of the city, in which bodily interaction has been an important aspect of day-to-day urban life. In this book, Stephen Barber offers an innovative history of the city, one that focuses on how the human body has shaped the city’s very streets. Spanning the twentieth century and moving up to today, Barber’s book offers a unique account of Berlin’s development. He explores previously neglected material from the city’s audio and visual archives to examine how people interacted with the city’s streets, buildings, squares, and public spaces. He recounts a history of riots, ruins, nightclubs, crowds, architectural experiments, citywide spectacles, film, art, and performances, showing how these human forces have affected the structure of the city. Through this innovative approach, Barber offers a new way to think about modern urban spaces as corporeal spaces, and how people exert a cumulative effect on cities over time.

Berlin and Potsdam

Author: Eva Apraku

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 9783886188369

Category: Travel

Page: 255

View: 4405

Fully colour-illustrated travel guides packed with information on the history and culture of a destination.

That was the Wild East

Film Culture, Unification, and the "new" Germany

Author: Leonie Naughton

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472088881

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 4570

An illuminating exploration of the cultural politics of the East-West unification and its subsequent impact upon German filmmaking

Time Out Film Guide

Author: John Pym

Publisher: Time Out Guides

ISBN: 9780140289473

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 1520

View: 6484

From "TimeOut" magazine comes this ninth edition of its film guide that features stills and information on the films covered in the pages of the magazine.